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Bennett

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1200 on: July 22, 2020, 11:33:04 am »
Greg Maddux had 3,371 career strikeouts.  I wonder how many of them were with that tailing fastball that lefties thought was inside but it almost always caught the corner.     The hitters in those days looked at film but it still fooled them.

Bennett

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« Reply #1201 on: July 23, 2020, 10:01:21 am »
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July 23, 1944 — Bill Nicholson of the Chicago Cubs hit four home runs in a doubleheader split with the New York Giants. Nicholson hit a home run in the opener, which the Cubs won 7-4. He hit three straight in the second game, but the Giants won 12-10. In that game, Nicholson was walked with the bases loaded in the seventh inning.

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« Reply #1202 on: July 24, 2020, 12:13:18 am »
Cubs history quiz:

Identify the Cubs rookie infielder who had a 3.2 bWAR rookie season (slash line 282-340-413) but died the following off-season from a ruptured appendix?

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« Reply #1203 on: July 24, 2020, 09:20:16 am »
Jimmy Doyle?

I read about him in "The Original Curse", an exploration of the 1918 season with speculation that gamblers might have been involved in the World Series that year.  The gambling evidence was weak but it was a good look at a season that was almost as unusual as this one.

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1205 on: July 25, 2020, 12:19:02 am »
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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1206 on: July 25, 2020, 01:44:38 am »
We need to bring that road uniform back; it is amazing.

Lots of great photos (digitized too) on the Library of Congress website.

Here’s one of Mordecai Brown and his “three fingers”—

https://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/cph.3a29615
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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1207 on: July 25, 2020, 01:49:52 am »
Here’s one of Johnny Evers holding his bat AND his glove hanging from his hip.

https://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/ggbain.08323
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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1208 on: July 26, 2020, 08:14:13 pm »
I remember when the outfielders used to drop and leave their gloves in the outfield when they came in to bat.  I don't remember anyone tripping over them or a ball hitting them, but it had to happen occasionally.

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1209 on: July 26, 2020, 08:40:55 pm »
You remember when Doubleday decided to go 90 feet  than  80

Bennett

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1210 on: August 01, 2020, 05:47:31 pm »
Tommy Birch  @TommyBirch  53m
ICYMI: With the Field of Dreams game coming up (for now), I decided to take a look back on the last time an MLB team came to Iowa. The year? 1998. The team? The #Cubs. Some behind the scenes stories of a memorable day in Des Moines.

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/sports/baseball/iowa-cubs/2020/07/31/sammy-sosa-chicago-cubs-iowa-cubs-mark-mcgwire-mark-grace-henry-rodriguez-field-of-dreams-game/5518040002/





Bennett

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1211 on: August 05, 2020, 09:48:03 am »

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1212 on: August 07, 2020, 02:59:16 pm »
It was 19 years ago today that Mongo wanted some speaks...

https://youtu.be/laPjzqDFSGU

Bennett

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1213 on: August 12, 2020, 08:25:35 am »
August 12, 2018 - “They’re clearing space out on Sheffield for the David Bote statue.”

Short version (0:49)
https://youtu.be/aTDBP_PU1No

Long version (6:23
https://youtu.be/DI8uH4_pzeo

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1214 on: August 12, 2020, 06:35:44 pm »
MLB Network's interesting series "The Sounds Of Baseball" with Bob Costas and Tom Verducci finally features Harry Caray - Sunday, August 16, 7:00 P.M.